Sunday, February 28

What depends on whether your metabolism is slow or fast and how you can speed it up


  • Marie Tolar-Peterson
  • The Conversation*

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A person with a slow metabolism does not use the same amount of energy to do the same task as someone with a fast metabolism.

It’s a very common complaint among dieters: “Ugh, my metabolism is so slow, I’m never going to lose weight.”

When people talk about a fast or slow metabolism, what they are really trying to say is how many calories your body burns throughout the day.

The idea is that someone with a slow metabolism just won’t use the same amount of energy to do the same task as someone with a fast metabolism.

But does the rate of metabolism vary so much between one person and another?

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